NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Sophomore forward Madison Stolly scored 27 points and Lima Central Catholic scored 26 points in the third quarter. Sydney Cisco led the Roughriders (9-11) with nine points. Shania Taylor scored eight points. Lindi Cisco and Quincy Rable each had seven points.
NEW KNOXVILLE 58, PARKWAY 51
New Knoxville’s Jalen Fullenkamp carried the Rangers to their first Midwest Athletic Conference win of the season, scoring 32 points in the Rangers’ 58-51 win.
DEFIANCE 40, ST. MARYS 30
Defiance scored the first 15 points of the second half to quickly erase a 16-9 halftime deficit. Shay Smiddy paced Defiance with 16 points. St. Marys' Derek Jay and Isaac Fitzgerald each had nine points.
MINSTER 43, FORT RECOVERY 34
The Wildcats, who have a perfect 7-0 record at home, moved to .500 on the road and at neutral sites with a 5-5 mark. Logan Arnold paced Minster with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the floor. The Wildcats improve to 12-5 and 6-2 in the MAC.
Minster seniors Eli Wolf and Hayden Schindler signed with Division I football programs on Wednesday.
Wolf is headed to Tennessee, where he'll join his older brother Ethan on the Volunteer program. Wolf, who played wide receiver in high school, said he could make the transition to tight end in Knoxville under Butch Jones.
Schindler is going to North Carolina State, an Atlantic Coast Conference program. He'll play interior offensive line.
Both helped Minster win the Division VI state championship this fall.
Celina stayed atop the WBL in this showdown of league unbeatens behind 19 points from Ryan Hoyng. St. Marys' Josh Young scored 24 points and went 6-of-8 from 3-point range. St. Marys was 11-of-20 from behind the 3-point arc. Celina grabbed 10 key offensive rebounds in the win.
New Bremen 56, New Knoxville 41
Carson Manger led New Bremen wtih 14 points and Alex Britton added 11 points. Adam Howe paced the Rangers with 14 points.
Celina 48, St. Marys 43
St. Marys hit two of their first 20 shots and finished the game shooting 9-of-39 (23.1 percent) from the floor. Celina's Heather Heiby had 18 points and Kelly Stahl scored 14 points. St. Marys' Angstmann led St. Marys with 20 points.
Minster 68, Parkway 39
Alexis Wuebker scored 11 points points while Rosie Westerbeck and Hannah Schmitmeyer each had 10 points for the Wildcats. Lauren Roetgerman had nine points. Haley Hawk led Parkway with nine points.